Thomas Hayes says about himself:
“I work as a teacher at a school for autistic students in Melbourne, Australia. Recently returned from two years living in London where I did the same and shoot with film in my spare time.”
I was born in Melbourne, Australia. I have been interested in the way in which photography can communicate and capture people and the places in which they inhabit.
In more recent years, since living abroad in the United Kingdom and traveling around Europe in between working commitments as a special needs teacher, I have channeled the meaning of movement through my images. Curiosity and beauty in everyday life is the impetus behind my photography.
My camera is always in my backpack, so at times this leads my sequences of images to be incoherent to an extent. This series was taken in both England and Northern Ireland. The coast is an interminable source of beauty and mysticism.
No matter where I find myself in the world, I will always be drawn to it.